The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

eBook - 2009
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All three parts of the epic masterpiece combined in one definitive edition of the text.Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring the ring that rules them all which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins ebooks, 2009
ISBN: 9780061917806
006191780X
9780061917813
0061917818
9780061952876
0061952877
Call Number: eBook

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Tolkien's tales are famous for their themes of nature and industrialism, but while the expansive forests of Fangorn and Mirkwood have been made popular by the movie adaptations, have you ever read about the whispering trees of the Old Forest and the dangerously irresistible waters of the Withywin... Read More »

JRR Tolkien ranks as one of the foremost authors of the 20th century. Tolkien was one of the founding fathers of epic fantasy writing, along with his friend C.S. Lewis. The Lord of the Rings begins your journey into Middle-Earth, but it's unlikely that it will conclude it. Tolkien wrote many work... Read More »

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Beatricksy Aug 22, 2016

The best, the greatest, the key to all my fantasy addictions.


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ArapahoeRachel Nov 17, 2017

L.O.T.R. buried me so deeply in rich descriptions of setting, plot, and internal dialogue. I wanted to stay lost in this world far longer than the 1,100 pages allowed me to.

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joshua7279
Aug 02, 2017

How does one even begin to review this seminal work. Tolkien's depth of story is mind blowing. Every time I read it I find something new I didn't see before. Its a book that's meant to be enjoyed again and again. It brings such a great feeling that Tolkien coined his own term for it. "I coined the word 'eucatastrophe': the sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with a joy that brings tears (which I argued it is the highest function of fairy-stories to produce)."

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Gidgers
Apr 17, 2017

J.R.R. Tolkien's literature is exceptional. This series of books is long, sometimes slow, but altogether a masterpiece. This series is my recommendation for someone who wants to read a good book. I would recommend ages 10 and up. Good books. Read them.

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Ismael_2509
Mar 13, 2017

When I read the Hobbit, i managed to finish it within two weeks, I really enjoyed.

But for The Lord of the Rings, it's an on and off again read. I read several chapters, I burn out and stop reading, read a different book, and come back to TLotR.

*sigh* I really want to finish the story. I'm currently at the part when Gandalf fell into a chasm after fighting the Balrog. It was an epic moment in the book.

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Kirby11330055
Nov 23, 2016

My inner nerd trembles to even touch Lord of the Rings.

DCPL_JohnB Nov 10, 2016

It's hard to review a classic that's pervaded our entire culture and basically established the modern fantasy.

Suffice it to say, The Lord of the Rings is a masterpiece of high fantasy fiction. Some readers might find parts a bit dry since some passages read more like a history or classic epic compared to more modern fantasy.

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Futurvue
Jul 01, 2016

After trying, in middle school, to read LOTR following The Hobbit (which I liked a lot), and just not getting into it, I put it back on the shelf. Then in my late 30s/early 40s, when my kids were maybe eight and five, or maybe a little older, I began reading a bit of LOTR to them at bedtime because they'd liked The Hobbit so much. At that pace, I could handle the extended descriptions. It took us from October to May to get through it--coincidentally, the exact timeframe of the story in the trilogy--at 20-30 minutes of reading a day. Tales of adventure and courage! The only thing missing is real romance, but kids don't seem to mind that exclusion. (Hint: as a bedtime story, don't conclude the night's reading at a very scary part; press on to a description of landscape or something less charged.)

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groveridge
Jun 18, 2016

A book everyone must read. Loyality, trust, teamwork, honor all while battling evil in Middle Earth.

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Hip_Hop_Canary
Jun 14, 2016

Omigosh!!!This book is so good!Too bad J.R.R. Tolkien wasn't born in U.S.A,because if he was he would have gotten a Newbery Medal for sure!Anybody agree with me?

P.S. this book is based on the Bible.Really!

mvkramer Sep 24, 2014

This book is a classic for a reason. Middle Earth feels like a real world with history. I love the high drama of this book - noble characters struggling valiantly against evil despite an extreme disadvantage. This is an uplifting, gorgeous work.

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Hip_Hop_Canary
Jun 14, 2016

Violence: Bashing off people's heads,Ect.Ect.

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twilightmom
Mar 28, 2013

Coarse Language: The writing is in high English so at times can be coarse and hard to read, one of the main reasons that Twilight is sooooooo good is because it uses simple, easy to understand language for a mom.

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twilightmom
Mar 28, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Frightening creatures and disturbing images.

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twilightmom
Mar 28, 2013

Violence: Decapitations, slaying of orcs and men, and death.

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Other: There are swords in this book.

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

“Eomer said, 'How is a man to judge what to do in such times?'
As he has ever judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and evil have not changed since yesteryear, nor are they one thing among Elves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.” -The Two Towers

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

“For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.” -The Return of the King

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

“Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” -The Fellowship of the Ring

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Jun 08, 2013

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” -The Fellowship of the Ring

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